Category Archives: Things we’ll miss

Critters, large and small

Clearly, one of the most interesting things about living in Costa Rica was the wildlife.  Do YOU have monkeys coming right up close to your back porch?  Toucans and laughing falcons in your trees? We were amazed, astounded, and just … Continue reading

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Contrast brings appreciation

Okay, yes, I’m aware it’s been over 2 months since my last post, and I’m sorry about that.  Interestingly, once you start “blogging” you start seeing your world through the eyes of “that would make an interesting blog post.” And … Continue reading

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Morning Howler Concert

It’s that time of the year.  Woke up again this morning, around 5 am or so, to the deep-throated growling and hollering of the “congo” or howler monkeys.  It went on for quite a while and it’s one of the … Continue reading

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11 from 2011

Oh, I know, “numbered lists” are very popular. And somehow the change from one year to the next seems to bring out the need even more strongly to make lists. So, here I am.  Especially with such big changes on … Continue reading

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Carmen the Magician

On Tuesday morning, after the Christmas holiday was over and our trusty housekeeper, Carmen, returned to work, I showed her the tablecloth from Christmas dinner that I’d saved especially for her.  Why, you might ask? Because this beautiful white linen … Continue reading

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Wonderful Christmas With Our Gals

In our years here in Costa Rica, we’ve largely stopped doing the whole “present thing” — it started our first year here when we really didn’t know where to find anything, and we found that we’ve rather enjoyed this 6 … Continue reading

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Traditions Part 2

Okay, what follows the Thanksgiving tradition most closely?  Duh… The Christmas Tree tradition, of course!  This year, perhaps following in my general sloth around not doing the big Thanksgiving party, I was slightly lobbying for putting up a smaller tree.  … Continue reading

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Computer troubles and successes!

Computer issues here in Costa Rica present a “mixed bag” of things we’ll miss and not.  Today was definitely a day that fit into the “things we’ll miss” category! We spent $160 and got back not one but two repaired … Continue reading

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Sunsets from Costa Rica to Salt Lake City

Okay — there’s no question, we’ll miss the spectacular, mind-boggling sunsets that we’ve experienced here in Costa Rica.  Throughout our life together we’ve sought out homes that would have a sunset view, but I can say that none (to date) … Continue reading

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Fall Back

That is, unless you’re in Costa Rica!  You know, spring forward, fall back… the daylight savings time mantra.  What many folks don’t realize is that Costa Rica is in the Central Time Zone, EXCEPT it does not follow daylight savings … Continue reading

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